Valerie Cassel Oliver
Valerie Cassel Oliver is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas. Prior to her tenure at CAMH she was director of the Visiting Artist Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 she was one of six curators selected to organize the Biennial for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Cassel Oliver has organized numerous exhibitions including Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art (2003); the acclaimed Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (2005); Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art (2007); Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee (2009); Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft (2010); a major retrospective on Benjamin Patterson, Born in the State of Flux/us, as well as the survey Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein (2011). In 2012, she mounted the project, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, currently touring through 2015. In April of this year, she opened a major survey of drawings by Houston-based and internationally-recognized artist, Trenton Doyle Hancock entitled, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones20 Years of Drawing. The exhibition is slated to travel to Akron, Ohio for presentation in September 2014.
Curatorial Forum | EXPO CHICAGO September 1215, 2017 Graham Foundation 4 West Burton Place Chicago, IL 60610 Developed in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, the second Curatorial Forum will bring to Chicago 30 mid-career and established curators from across the country, working independently or with an institutional affiliation. The program was conceived to foster strong national […]read more »
Photo credit: Eric Hester Valerie Cassel Oliver Wednesday, September 10, 2014 78:30pm Hunter College MFA Campus 205 Hudson Street Gallery 2nd Floor New York, NY 10013 FREE As part of ICIs Curators Perspectivean itinerant public discussion series featuring international curatorsValerie Cassel Oliver (Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will present her current research interests and […]read more »